Early Childhood Education (PK-3)

Early Childhood Education Teaching Licensure Program

Want to become a preschool, kindergarten or elementary school teacher in Ohio? If you already have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college but you have a passion for teaching, Urbana’s Subsequent Teacher Licensure (STLP) program offers a direct route to the world of education, pre-kindergarten to grade 3. This program offers flexibility for the organized and motivated working adult.

In addition to being eligible to apply for licensure in the state of Ohio, you’ll acquire skills in pedagogy, content, methods, curriculum and teaching strategies and combine it with field experience and student teaching. We’ll place you at schools where you’ll gain valuable classroom field experience and apply your learning in a 16-week student teaching program

Realize Your Education Potential: Get Your Teaching Career On Track

STLP students must complete education core courses in addition to the professional and pedagogical content courses for their chosen license area.  Some content courses completed as part of your bachelor’s degree with a grade of “C” or better may be used to satisfy content requirements.

Faculty Spotlight

Jeanine Howell

Professor Howell has spent over 30 years working with special needs students. At Urbana University, she is currently a supervisor for student teachers as well as a professor of reading, early childhood and special education courses.  Howell is also coordinator of the Subsequent Teacher Licensure Program.

Post Baccalaureate & Endorsement Requirements

Urbana’s Educator Preparation programs offer students who have completed a bachelor’s degree the opportunity to complete the pedagogical and specialized content coursework needed to apply for a Resident Educator initial license.

Educator Preparation Programs Admission Requirements/Materials:

  • Completed undergraduate application
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution
  • Official college transcript from any institution where coursework was completed

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